In Episode Eight, The Last Jedi our heroes travel far and wide in an attempt to save the galaxy from the evil First Order, led by Supreme Leader Snoke. We take a look at four of these worlds below…
Located in the Corporate Sector, Cantonica would be just another forlorn, beige desert planet if not for the presence of the ultra-wealthy resort city of Canto Bight, which draws well-heeled tourists and high-rolling gamblers from across the galaxy. The casino city of Canto Bight was located on the shores of the Sea of Cantonica, an artificial ocean considered the largest in the galaxy where denizens could play games like those found on PlayAmo.
During the First Order/Resistance War, the Resistance operatives Finn, Rose Tico, and BB-8 travelled to Cantonica on a mission to recruit the Master Codebreaker to disable the First Order’s hyperspace tracker. However, Finn and Rose were arrested by the Canto Bight Police Department for a traffic violation. While in prison, they managed to convince the slicer DJ to help them in return for his freedom. The prisoners escaped the cell with the help of BB-8, who tied up the guards. They then managed to flee Canto Bight with the help of the stable hand Temiri Blagg, who released a herd of fathiers. Finn, Rose, BB-8 and DJ then escaped aboard the stolen yacht Libertine.
D’Qar was a verdant planet located in the Ileenium system of the Outer Rim Territories. By the thirtieth year after the formation of the New Republic, the planet was the location of the headquarters of the Resistance, a small military force formed by Senator Leia Organa to combat the growing threat of the First Order, a successor state to the Galactic Empire.
After destroying the First Order’s Starkiller Base superweapon, the Resistance evacuated their base, but were caught by a First Order fleet. The Resistance escaped into hyperspace from the resulting battle, but not before taking heavy losses and destroying the First Order dreadnought Fulminatrix. Some time later, the Colossus space station arrived above D’Qar, hoping to meet with the Resistance to refuel, but found only the wreckage from the Resistance’s battle with the First Order. While salvaging the wreckage of the destroyed dreadnought, the First Order tracked the station to D’Qar, and attempted to attack and destroy it. The Colossus was refuelled using salvaged coaxium and managed to escape from the system.
D’Qar was surrounded by a wide planetary ring that cast a shadow on its forested surface. The lush, jungle-covered terrain did not host any intelligent life, though creatures such as birds and insects called the huge trees and fast-growing roots of the jungle home, as did the carnivorous plant known as the creepervine. Aside from the foliage, D’Qar’s surface featured plains and mountains. The world had a comfortable, temperate climate despite its challenging ecosystem and dangerous predators.
Crait was a small salty mineral planet located in a remote sector of the galaxy’s Outer Rim Territories. Covered with a layer of white salt over its red soil, the planet once hosted a Rebel Alliance outpost during their early rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Many years later, the uninhabited planet became a haven for Leia Organa’s Resistance, which resulted in a battle between the Resistance and the First Order on the planet’s surface.
Crait was a small, desolate, and uninhabited planet located in a remote star system of the same name. The planet was rich in minerals and orbited one star. A thick crust of white-colored salt covered nearly the entire planet surface, with red-colored rhodochrosite base beneath. Though dominated by large salt flats, the planet also featured mountains, canyons, and deeply sunken waterways—which were possibly home to aquatic creatures. Among these subterranean water reserves was a “briny” ocean. The planet had an atmosphere breathable to oxygen-breathers, such as humans, which was fed by the dissolution of underground reserves of solid oxygen and nitrogen-suspending crystals. The white salt-covered surface reflected the planet’s sunlight, which would be blinding at midday. The sodium-containing salt also made the planet surface slippery, hard to travel; with gusts of wind sending up flumes of white salt. The planet was also inhabited by Vulptices, fox-like creatures with white, crystalline fur that lived within the burrows and tunnels beneath the surface of Crait.
Ahch-To was a planet mostly covered in water, with numerous rocky islands blanketed with green trees located in the Unknown Regions. It was the birthplace of the Jedi Order and held the ancient Jedi texts. Three decades after the Galactic Civil War, it served as the home of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker who went into exile seeking the first Jedi Temple after his temple and his Jedi students were destroyed by Kylo Ren. After the Resistance pieced together two map fragments to reveal Skywalker’s location, Rey traveled to Ahch-To in the Millennium Falcon accompanied by R2-D2 and Chewbacca, in search of him.
From space, Ahch-To appeared to be a world of nothing but deep blue oceans orbiting twin stars. Dotting the oceans, however, were rocky island archipelagos covered with green trees and grass, where birds such as porgs would congregate. Moss, grass, and ferns also grew across the islands’ rugged cliffs. The first Jedi Temple was built on one such island, known as Temple island. By the time of the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, Temple island was dotted with Jedi ruins.